FAIRFIELD — State Assemblyman Dan Logue says he heard about his House Republican designation as a “young gun” during a Monday phone call with Rep. Kevin McCarthy, House majority whip for the GOP.
The designation, which will boost financial backing for Logue’s challenge to Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, follows results of the June 3 election, Logue said.
“They saw me break even with Garamendi on Election Day,” said Logue, R-Loma Rica. “That was part of it.”
Incumbent Garamendi won 54 percent of the overall vote to Logue’s nearly 46 percent. The two face each other in the Nov. 4 election to represent the 3rd Congressional District that includes Fairfield, Suisun City and Vacaville.
A representative for Garamendi said the congressman would not comment on Logue’s “young gun” designation by the GOP.
Garamendi said on Election Day that he was pleased by the results and that voter support reflects their understanding of his work as the 3rd District congressman.
“People realize I have worked to represent this district, from the Air Force base to agricultural fields to university towns,” the congressman said. “People know they can count on me.”
Logue said Texas Gov. Rick Perry would appear Tuesday as a guest of honor at a Woodland event for Logue’s congressional campaign. Logue said California is the most overregulated state for business in the country.
“It’s almost to the point where if you make a profit you’re going to be arrested,” he said.
Overregulation and high energy costs are driving businesses, including firms in Silicon Valley, out of California, said the state assemblyman.
“Silicon Valley is moving to Texas from California,” Logue said.
Perry told Breitbart News this week that he is proud of low taxes and limited regulations in Texas but that he’s not rooting for California to fail.
“We need California to be the Golden Bear again,” the governor said.
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